Grad Family History
Grad Name Meaning
Slovenian: topographic name from grad ‘castle’. Possibly also a Slovenian and Polish nickname from the obsolete noun grad ‘hail’ (in the sense ‘precipitation’). German: borrowing of 1 or alternatively a nickname either from Middle High German gratac ‘greedy’ or, in the south, from Middle High German gerade ‘swift’, ‘skillful’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German gerade ‘upright’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press